Beyond the Residence Halls

Wellesley will bring you rich opportunities outside the residential community.

During the first week of classes, the Office of Student Involvement and College Government sponsor the Fall Fling, in which student organizations gather in spot to give new members a chance to ask questions, sign up for mailing lists, and much more!  The week after will follow a similar gathering of organizations geared to offer service opportunities, sponsored by our Center for Work and Service

Committed to students and student learning, the Office of Student Involvement strives to help students develop mutual respect, a shared commitment to the community, creativity, and ethical leadership by supporting opportunities for involvement and leadership development.  The Office of Student Involvement is located in Billings Hall. 

A student leadership resource room is located in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, where many campus-wide events including coffee houses, dance parties, lectures, and meetings occur. The student leadership resource room is a great place to host organization meetings, develop event publicity with button makers and butcher paper, or meet with members of the student activities team to discuss your organization or event.  The Wang Center is just one of many student-friendly gathering places on campus. 

The Office of Student Involvement also works collaboratively with student organizations and departments across campus to provide events for the campus community including trips to see professional sports and theater in Boston, concerts on campus, traditions such as Lake Day and Hoop Rolling, as well as leadership development opportunities. The Office of Student Involvement works closely with members of college government, including the director of on-campus affairs, the Schneider board of governors, and the vice presidents of programming council, to coordinate events throughout the year.


Linens and Laundry Service

Some choose to order residence hall room-ready sheets and towels at a discounted rate through Residence Hall Linens, which offers special rates for Wellesley families. To view their offers or to place an order for linens.
Some Wellesley students opt for a laundry and dry-cleaning contract during the school year.  E&R Campus Laundry is a local company that provides on-campus services.

Dressing for the Weather

You'll need clothing appropriate for the New England climate, although it may not be necessary to bring it all with you during Orientation week. It's likely to be very warm when you first arrive in August and very cold during finals week in December. Consider packing winter clothes in a box that can be mailed to you when the weather turns colder. Expect to need a winter coat, boots, hats, and gloves during the winter season.
Remember: "There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!"

Contact and Emergency Info

All students must provide contact and student directory information to receive room keys and activate their One-Card. Prior to arriving on campus, you must update information on the Banner Emergency Contacts page including your cell phone number, parent(s)’ contact information, and additional emergency contact information.